Robert Krant

Chief Digital & Financial Officer at Beauty Plus Salon

Meet Robert Krant, a seasoned e-commerce expert based in New York City with a remarkable track record spanning over two decades in the financial industry. Widely recognized for his results-driven leadership, Robert has consistently poured his heart and soul into every business endeavor he undertakes, including his most recent role at Beauty Plus Salon.

From an early age, Robert’s passion for business and finance was evident, leading him to pursue a Bachelor of Business Administration at Temple University in Philadelphia. Following his undergraduate studies, he further honed his expertise by earning a master’s degree in the same field from the University of Southern California.

Ever since obtaining his degrees, Robert Krant has remained committed to enhancing the financial and e-commerce aspects of the companies he partners with. His journey began at Philadelphia National Bank, now known as Wells Fargo, where he started as a Management Trainee and progressively climbed the ranks to become Vice President and Manager of West Coast Corporate Banking.

Building on the knowledge gained during his tenure at Philadelphia National Bank, Robert moved on to serve as the Senior Vice President of City National Bank in Los Angeles for the subsequent five years.

Embracing new challenges, Robert Krant’s journey took an intriguing turn when he co-founded Hawaii Roasters, an e-commerce venture specializing in Hawaiian Kona coffee. Based in Hawaii, Robert assumed the role of Director of e-commerce, playing a pivotal role in designing and strategizing the company’s e-commerce platform and policies.

Presently, Robert has returned to New York City and holds the esteemed position of Chief Digital & Financial Officer at Beauty Plus Salon. His extensive experience in e-commerce has proven invaluable in spearheading the growth and development of the company’s e-commerce operations. As the person responsible for all aspects of e-commerce business and strategy, budgeting, digital marketing, agency management, and online user experiences, Robert’s expertise has been instrumental in driving the success of Beauty Plus Salon’s digital ventures.
Robert Krant understands the paramount importance of technology in shaping the landscape of e-commerce. With online shopping becoming an integral part of people’s lives, he acknowledges technology’s role in ensuring businesses’ survival, especially during significant global events.

Staying well-informed about current events and world affairs is another passion of Robert’s. He recognizes that even the smallest detail may hold significant implications for the business world, making it essential to remain updated with the latest news.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Robert Krant embraces a diverse range of hobbies. Two of his favorites include cooking and skiing. Cooking allows him to exercise creativity and create memorable culinary experiences, while skiing provides the perfect outlet for physical activity and exploration, especially with New York City’s proximity to renowned mountains and slopes.
In conclusion, Robert Krant is an accomplished e-commerce expert, dedicated leader, and avid enthusiast of both his professional pursuits and personal interests. With a wealth of experience in finance and a passion for technology and world affairs, he continues to make a meaningful impact on the e-commerce landscape.

What is your typical day, and how do you make it productive?

Get up early, check emails and focus on my to-do list for the day

How do you bring ideas to life?

I think about it, read about it & talk with experts about it. Collaboration helps enormously.

What’s one trend that excites you?

Artificial Intelligence.

What is one habit that helps you be productive?

To-do lists.

What advice would you give your younger self?

Be patient, everything will work out in the end.

Tell us something you believe almost nobody agrees with you.

We make more money by offering deeper discounts.

What is the one thing you repeatedly do and recommend everyone else do?

Write down my to-do list.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, what do you do?

Take a walk. Walking through the streets of NYC always helps clear my head.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business or advance in your career?

I try to implement best practices in our industry and apply it to

What is one failure in your career, how did you overcome it, and what lessons did you take away from it?

Re-platforming our website in 2018 was more challenging than anticipated. And we anticipated a lot.

What is one business idea you’re willing to give away to our readers?

On-hand cash & cash flow are precious resources. Where possible try to maximize both.

What is one piece of software that helps you be productive? How do you use it?

My calendar is my to-do list. I use it constantly.

What is the best $100 you recently spent?

Tuna & foie gras appetizer and a glass of wine at the bar at Le Bernardin. It is the best.

Do you have a favorite book or podcast from which you’ve received much value?

I don’t listen to podcasts much but a favorite book is “Do the Right Thing: Real Life Stories of Leaders Facing Tough Choices”. I think this is something that companies, and people, face on a daily basis.

What’s a movie or series you recently enjoyed and why?

Gomorrah, especially Season 1 & 2. Like the Godfather but with subtitles.

Key learnings:

  • Collaboration helps enormously. I may think something is a good idea but that’s just one person’s opinion.
  • On-hand cash & cash flow are precious resources. Try to maximize both.
  • Be patient, everything will work out in the end.